Each month Dr. Scott Dennstaedt will answer one of FLYING magazine reader's questions about weather. They will be posted online at flyingmag.com. One reader recently asked...
Q: Is it possible to identify the typical sequence during which snow will fall in the Midwest versus an area prone to receiving lake effect snow? It seems snow pellets or sleet/ice pellets appear before flakes in some circumstances.
Check out Scott's answer below...
Most pilots are weatherwise, but some are otherwise™
Dr. Scott Dennstaedt
Weather Systems Engineer
CFI & former NWS meteorologist